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Army needs to stay in Kashmir, says army chief
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 1/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
Army needs to stay in Kashmir, says army chief

New Delhi : Army chief General Bikram Singh Monday said the armed forces need to stay in Kashmir "under the present circumstances".

He also said there is "zero tolerance" for human rights violations in the army.

"Armed forces need to stay on in Kashmir under the present circumstances," General Singh said at the annual press conference of the army.

"We should wait for conditions to improve before making changes to the national strategy regarding the army deployment in Jammu and Kashmir," he said.

He added: "There is zero tolerance towards human rights violation... Our rules of engagement are based on those followed by a civilised society."

Asked about the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Gen Singh said: "The military viewpoint (on AFSPA) is that we have to wait for some time to monitor the situation. A decision will be taken only after that."


Army needs to stay in Kashmir, says army chief


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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